This beautifully illustrated, full-colour history of costume has been produced by bestselling author John Peacock especially for children. With over 325 hand-drawings and clearly written descriptions on every page, it is sure to delight and inspire any child aged eight and above who has an interest in fashion or history.
This indispensable reference book covers:
• every historical period from Ancient Greek and Byzantine times, through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, right down the centuries to the present day
• a broad array of social classes, from servants and labourers to nobility and royalty
• a wide geographical variety of costume, from the tunics of Ancient Egypt and the togas of Ancient Rome to the royal finery of sixteenth-century England, the garb of the French revolutionary and beyond
• every aspect of fashion, including shoes, hats, bags and other accessories, as well as jewelry and hairstyles.
'Beautifully illustrated … sure to delight and inspire any child aged eight and above who has an interest in fashion or history'